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You want satisfaction, child, is that true?
Yearn to banish the anguish from their stares
You disappoint them, you know you do.
And doesn’t it pain you when you lie awake at night?
That sinking in your chest; the despair
Your tears are grenades once you turn out the light.
They claim to be proud, but do you feel such pride?
Each time you speak it’s wrong
And they can’t help once the tears are dried.
Do you feel my pressing presence close to your bed?
Ghostlike, I whisper into you
Release fear and my happiness fill your head.
You want satisfaction, child, is that true?
Just a bit of advice
Worry not of their pride, happiness lives in you.



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rage_against_the_machine said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm:
I love the message of this poem. Keep writing! :)
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm :
thank you so much :)
 
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leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm:
i really enjoyed the rythm and the tone of this poem. keep up the nice work!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 12:21 am :
you have provided me with some really great criticism, thanks for commenting on so much of my work! :)
 
leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm :
lol your welcome! i always like it when people give me both positive AND constructive feedback (as opposed to someone just saying "oh! its awesome!"), cause i know my stuff isn't perfect and it just helps to have something to go by :)
 
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DaylightDarkness said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm:
Very nice! ^^ You dont seem to have a very traditional method approaching poetry, and I really like that! The other thing I think I like best about this is the subject, I dont see a lot of pride or self esteem poems on here that are positive.
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm :
well thank you! I've been told that I'm untraditional and I sort of like that :)
 
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